It could have been worse, and it might take a while for it to get better.
That was the message behind reports from retailers Thursday on January and fourth-quarter sales, which combined with 2014 forecasts from the National Retail Federation and Customer Growth Partners to paint a picture of a retail market that is likely to remain intensely promotional and highly vulnerable to the effects of harsh winter weather and a sputtering recovery for at least the first half.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"